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Query letters to literary agents: Don’t be weird

By Roz DeKett Literary agent Janet Reid runs the Query Shark web site. There are some of my notes from her talk at the 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City. I’ve posted about the right way to query literary … Continue reading

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Who cares about your characters?

By Roz DeKett At the Writer’s Digest 2015 Annual Conference in New York City, Talcott Notch Literary Services President and Executive Editor Gina Panettieri spoke about developing compelling characters. Here are my notes from her talk. You’ve heard it before, … Continue reading

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What literary agents want … and don’t want

By Roz DeKett Pitch slams Let the passion you have for the book shine through. Tell them what it’s about, what the main character goes through, what happens at the end. They need to know this to get interested in … Continue reading

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The kind of stories that bring us together: Dorothea Benton Frank

By Roz DeKett “I think we’re all kind of in the same boat,” says Dorothea Benton Frank. She’s talking with me about her readers and her new novel, All the Single Ladies, published in June by William Morrow. “We’re dealing … Continue reading

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Writing from a deeper place: Ellen Sussman

By Roz DeKett As Ellen Sussman’s second “French” novel, A Wedding in Provence, comes out in paperback, we talked about the attraction of France as the setting for two of her four published novels. “I knew that I wanted to … Continue reading

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A different kind of writing blog: Roz DeKett

Hello, and welcome to my blog. It’s mostly conversations with writers: authors, poets, and playwrights. I sometimes include “guest posts” from writers on the publication of their books, and I maintain a list of writing contests and share writing tips. My debut Middle Grade novel … Continue reading

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